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Traffic Profiles and Management for Support of Community Networks

posted Jan 29, 2014, 12:08 AM by Patrick Poullie   [ updated Jul 21, 2014, 7:43 AM by Corinna Schmitt ]
A paper on "Traffic Profiles and Management for Support of Community Networks" by Gerhard Hasslinger, Anne Schwahn and Franz Hartleb has been
presented at the conference on Innovative Internet Community Services at the Univ. in Hagen, Germany. The paper can be requested from the authors. The conference proceedings were published by VDI Verlag. Next in this series, the 14th International Conference on Innovative Community Services has just been announced with CfP to be held in Reims, France.
Abstract of the paper: We investigate the influence of community networks on Internet traffic via content delivery (CDN) and peer-to-peer (P2P) overlays. Efficient traffic engineering by network providers and on global delivery platforms mainly depends on mechanisms on the application overlays, which select sources and paths for delivery within distributed systems partly with integration into clouds. Peer-to-peer communities often exchange data between the user’s terminals via unnecessary long transport paths which introduce high load on network links and delays. Content delivery networks provide network storage and caches for shortening the transport paths but are seldom optimized over domains under different administration e.g. between CDN providers and ISPs. We show the visibility of community networks in traffic profiles and study their effects on traffic engineering from the perspective of network providers including current standardization in working groups at the Internet Engineering Task Force.